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Network Bulletin  No:    08-03

Date:       January 18, 2008

Subject:    National Conference of Librarians                         
            Serving Blind and Physically                              
            Handicapped Individuals, 2008

Index Term: Agenda and registration information

The 2008 National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals
will take place in San Antonio, Texas, May 4-8. The conference will be
preceded by a workshop called Local Digital Recording,   9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m., Saturday, May 3. In addition, an optional
post-conference trip to the National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas, will be held
on the afternoon of Thursday, May 8.

Hotel Registration

Those attending the conference must make reservations at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio no
later than noon, April 3. The daily room rate is $112 per single, $122 per double, $132 per triple, or
$142 per quad, plus 16.75 percent tax (tax is subject to change without notice). To obtain the
conference rate, please state that you are making reservations for the 2008 Biennial Conference
NLSBPH. The hotel's toll-free telephone number is 1-800-996-3426.

Conference Registration

Please register online for the conference no later than April 3 at
http://www.loc.gov/nls/networkdocs/conference2008/index.html to ensure that you are expected.

Attached for your information is a draft agenda.

Attachments

For more information contact:    

Stephen Prine
Assistant Chief, Network Division
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DRAFT AGENDA
                                
Meeting times may change before event.
                                
Pre-Conference  of Librarians Serving Blind and 
Physically Handicapped Individuals
Midlands Conference Program

Saturday, May 3, 2008
8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.      Pre-conference registration
9:00 a.m. Noon           Program: "Local Digital Recording"
Noon 1:30 p.m.           Lunch
1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.      Program continued
4:30 p.m.                Adjourn


National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and 
Physically Handicapped Individuals
Sunday, May 4 Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sunday, May 4
11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.     Conference registration
1:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.      Welcome and announcements 
NLS update 
4:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m.      Regional conference meetings 
6:15 p.m. 7:45 p.m.      NLS Reception 

Monday, May 5
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.      Registration
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.     Welcome        
Roll call 
Keynote speaker
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.    Break
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.    Program and speakers
11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.      Program and speaker
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.      Break
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.      Western Conference Program:  "Commonalities"
5:00 p.m.                The Alamo (optional tour)
                    
Tuesday, May 6
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.      Registration
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.     Program
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.    Break
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.    Program
11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m.                Buses leave for Texas Regional Library, Austin 
2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.      Texas Regional Library facilities tour
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.      KLAS Reception
8:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m.     Buses return to San Antonio

Wednesday, May 7
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.      Registration
8:30 a.m. Noon           Automation update
Noon 1:30 p.m.           Lunch
1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.      Program and speakers
2:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m.      Break
3:15 p.m.  4:45 p.m.     User group meetings 
Consortium of User Libraries (CUL) 
Keystone Library Automation Services (KLAS)
Reader Enrollment and Delivery System (READS)
5:00 p.m.                Buses leave for frontier town in Boerne
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.      Texas frontier town/complimentary barbeque
9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.     Buses return to San Antonio

Thursday, May 8
8:00 a.m. Noon           Registration
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.     Northern/Southern Conference
Program: "The Digital Home Front: Migrating Staff and Patrons to Digital (or not)"
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.    Program and speaker
11:00 a.m. Noon          Program and speakers
Noon                     Adjournment 
1:00 p.m.                Buses leave for post-conference trip to tour the National Museum of
the Pacific, Fredericksburg
6:00 p.m. 7:45 p.m.      Buses return to San Antonio